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Rosey

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Hi,

Do I really need to upgrade this driver, if so where do I go to find an upgrade?

 

While editing and burning a movie recently, I got a message saying I need to update my video card driver, and once I got a "Blue Error Screen" and my computer quit and went to restart.

 

The software has been working fine after that, except that it is awfully slow, and I'm not sure if I really need to upgrade the driver. I keep up with my Windows Updates. I looked up my driver in "Device Manager", and tried to upgrade there and was told that the computer couldn't find any newer upgrades for the driver.

 

I looked up the drive magnufacturer "ATI Technologies Inc. and all I got is a "AMD" page and I can't find my driver, or any upgrades in it. I went to google, found all kinds of drivers there, but I am not sure about those sites.

 

The driver is ATI RADEON XPRESS 200,

Roxio 2010 online download, Jan 2010.

Windows XP/SP3

 

Thanks,

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Thanks Sknis,

 

I keep all my photos, videos, amd music in a portable driver and on CD's, so I still have 69 GB of free space left on my drive. I would think that is plenty of space for home PC.

 

I will now go and check the link you gave me.

 

Thanks very much for your help,

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Thanks Gi7omy,

 

I went to the site you posted, it is the same I checked before, but this opens to "AMD Catalyst Display Driver and shows a "Catalyst Software Suite to Download. I don't understand. I'm I supposed to install that? I don't see my video card driver there. I'm not sure I want to install a whole suite, I just want to update my driver. Unless that is the only option I have.

 

Sknis, I don't use a laptop, but I use a Gateway desktop. May that's where I should go to ask about an upgrade for my driver?

 

I wanted to ask again. Do I really need to upgrade, since the software seems to be working OK?

 

Thanks,

 

"If it ain't broke, fiddle with it until it breaks, then fiddle with it until you get it fixed" (I love this, it's kind of the way that I operate)

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I remind you with what you said in the first post in this thread

 

While editing and burning a movie recently, I got a message saying I need to update my video card driver, and once I got a "Blue Error Screen" and my computer quit and went to restart

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If you can live with it and are happy with it, no need to update. ;)

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Thanks Sknis and grampabruce

My PC is 5 years old. As of listing my system specs, I am not sure how to get that info all I know is that I have

Gateway DX110S

Intel Celeron D Processor 331 (2.66Gz, %33Hz256K

ATI Xpress 200 mother bord w 10.100 LAN

512 MB 533MH (2-256MB modules)

80GB

16 Double layer Multi Format DVD Writer DVD R-RW-CD-R/RW

300 wat power supply

Graphics by ATI Radeon spress 200.

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Thanks Sknis and grampabruce

My PC is 5 years old. As of listing my system specs, I am not sure how to get that info all I know is that I have

Gateway DX110S

Intel Celeron D Processor 331 (2.66Gz, %33Hz256K

ATI Xpress 200 mother bord w 10.100 LAN

512 MB 533MH (2-256MB modules)

80GB

16 Double layer Multi Format DVD Writer DVD R-RW-CD-R/RW

300 wat power supply

Graphics by ATI Radeon spress 200.

 

That Gateway DX110S has several updates available that were published last year (2010). Go here (link). For now, I would update both the audio and the video (VGA) drivers. Follow the instructions but it may almost be automatic. Make sure you make a restore point just in case. As for the rest of the drivers, install them ONLY if you are having issues with those devices.

 

Make sure you chose the right operating system.

 

I suggest the Gateway drivers rather than ATI drivers because I think they modify the drivers for their computers just as if they were laptops.

 

You can also get all kind of support and information on your computer at the same spot.

 

You have what is considered now to be a very, very small hard drive. How much free space do you have left. Make sure you keep that hard drive clean and def ragged. If you need recommendations, come back and ask or simply go to cnet.com and look around for free and recommended software.

 

Actually if you are doing video editing or slide show construction on that computer, you are doing great ! :D

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Hi,

Do I really need to upgrade this driver, if so where do I go to find an upgrade?

 

While editing and burning a movie recently, I got a message saying I need to update my video card driver, and once I got a "Blue Error Screen" and my computer quit and went to restart.

 

The software has been working fine after that, except that it is awfully slow, and I'm not sure if I really need to upgrade the driver. I keep up with my Windows Updates. I looked up my driver in "Device Manager", and tried to upgrade there and was told that the computer couldn't find any newer upgrades for the driver.

 

I looked up the drive magnufacturer "ATI Technologies Inc. and all I got is a "AMD" page and I can't find my driver, or any upgrades in it. I went to google, found all kinds of drivers there, but I am not sure about those sites.

 

The driver is ATI RADEON XPRESS 200,

Roxio 2010 online download, Jan 2010.

Windows XP/SP3

 

Thanks,

 

That ATI Radeon XPress 200 is pretty long in the tooth. It was popular in 2004. Is you computer that old? List your system specs, similar to how I have mine listed, in my signature.

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